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Orlando’s 2013-2014 Season Will Include The Book of Mormon, Once and More

Orlando’s 2013-2014 Season Will Include The Book of Mormon, Once and More
Scenes from 'Book of Mormon,' 'Once,' 'Flashdance,' 'Jersey Boys' & 'War Horse'
Orlando announces its 2013-2014 Broadway season!

Two young Mormons and a soulful Irishman are making their way to Orlando. The 2013-2014 Broadway season will feature the 2011 Tony winner for Best Musical The Book of Mormon as well as the 2012 Best Musical winner, Once. The season lineup will also include Flashdance, War Horse, Evita, Ghost, Mamma Mia! and Jersey Boys. All shows will play the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre.

The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards, will open on October 29, 2013 and close on November 10. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez, The Book of Mormon follows two young Mormon missionaries sent to Uganda, who soon discover their training did not quite prepare them for the world outside of Salt Lake City.

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Once brings the touching tale of two Dublin musicians to life on stage. Based on the Oscar-winning 2006 film, Once features an ensemble of actors who play their own instruments on stage. The musical focuses on a street musician who is about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Featuring the award-winning song “Falling Slowly,” Once will open on January 28, 2014 and run through February 2.

Mamma Mia! tells the story of a bride-to-be who never met her father. After snooping in her mother's diary, the daughter invites three likely paternal candidates to her wedding, hoping to identify her dad by the time she walks down the aisle. The show includes 22 ABBA hits, including "Dancing Queen," "Super Trouper," "Take a Chance on Me" and "The Winner Takes It All." The dance party will begin on October 3, 2013 and run through October 9.

Flashdance will shimmy onto the Orlando stage from December 3, 2013 through December 8. Based on the hit 1983 movie, Flashdance tells the story of Alex, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh striving to make her dreams of becoming a professional dancer a reality. The show features the hit songs from the movie, “Flashdance—What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” and 10 original songs.

War Horse, winner of five Tony Awards, will run from February 25, 2014 through March 2. Using extraordinary puppets, War Horse tells the story of young Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France at the outbreak of World War I. Albert, unable to forget Joey and still not old enough to enlist, embarks on a mission to find his horse and bring him home.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s acclaimed musical Evita will tango into Orlando from March 25, 2014 through March 30. Based on Argentina’s historic icon Eva Peron, the musical tells the story of the young woman who used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the country’s slums to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Evita tells Peron’s unforgettable true story, while featuring some of musical theater’s most famous songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "High Flying, Adored."

Jersey Boys will play Orlando from April 15, 2014 through April 27. The Broadway blockbuster takes audiences behind the scenes of music sensation Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The show includes such hits as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Oh What a Night.”

The romance of Ghost will touch a whole new generation as the story of the 1990 movie comes to the stage in a brand new musical. The story follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death. The musical spectacle, featuring illusions and jaw-dropping sets, will play from May 13, 2014 through May 18.